Expert groups

Groups who provide leadership in key health areas, and advise on and monitor services in New Zealand.

In this section

  • The Healthcare Associated Infections Governance Group provides national leadership on surveillance, infection prevention and control, antimicrobial resistance, and new and emerging threats to the health of New Zealanders. Read more
  • Cancer Consumer NZ provides the Ministry the voice of lived experience in the design of cancer-care pathways, systems and tumour standards. Read more
  • The Technical Advisory Group has been established as part of the Ministry’s response to COVID-19. Read more
  • The Digital Advisory Board provides the Director General of Health with advice on the emerging technology agenda. Read more
  • The Epilepsy Technical Advisory Group is leading the development of a national service improvement model for people with epilepsy. Read more
  • The Haematology Working Group provides advice on malignant haematology to the Ministry cancer team and the Cancer Programme Leadership Board Read more
  • The Minister of Health announced a wide-ranging review designed to future-proof our health and disability services and has appointed Ms Heather Simpson as Chair of the review. Read more
  • Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) is a not-for-profit organisation with a focus on education and networking Read more
  • This organisation supports and promotes the development and adoption of fit-for-purpose health information standards for the New Zealand health system. Read more
  • We have a growing Health Sector Architecture, comprising architectural principles, standards, directives and models. Read more
  • The Health Sector Relationship Agreement (HSRA) Steering Group is a tripartite forum consisting of representatives from district health boards (DHBs), the Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and affiliated unions and the Crown represented by senior Ministry of Health officials Read more
  • HL7 New Zealand provides expert advice to the Ministry and the Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO) on standards for health care interoperability.  Read more
  • The Medical Oncology Working Group provides clinical advice on medical oncology services to the Cancer Services team and Cancer Programme Leadership Board. Read more
  • The National Bowel Cancer Working Group provides advice to the Ministry cancer services and bowel screening teams on bowel cancer diagnosis and treatment and the National Bowel Screening Programme. Read more
  • The National Information Clinical Leadership Group (NICLG) recognises clinical leadership and advice is required at a national level for eHealth projects Read more
  • The Ministry has established a National Intestinal Failure (NIF) Service, provided by Auckland District Health Board. The NIF Service will support clinicians in other district health boards to manage and care for people with intestinal failure. Read more
  • The National Lung Cancer Working Group (NLCWG) provides advice to the Ministry on early detection, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and supports the development of improvement initiatives that will improve outcomes for people with lung cancer Read more
  • The Ministry works in partnership with the National Pathology and Laboratory Round Table to provide national leadership and independent advice on clinical, scientific and strategic aspects of the Pathology and Laboratory Sector.  Read more
  • The National Renal Advisory Board advises on and monitors renal care services in New Zealand. Read more
  • The National Renal Transplant Service (NRTS) leads and implements an agreed work programme to improve the volume of donor kidney transplants in New Zealand. Read more
  • The National Urological Cancers Working Group supports the development of standards of service provision for prostate cancer and non-prostate urological cancers (including kidney and bladder cancers). Read more
  • The cross sector National Youth Health Leadership Group (the Leadership Group) has been established to provide expert advice and recommendations to the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) on youth-related topics and services Read more
  • New Zealand Health IT is an industry group of health software companies, partners, consultants and health care providers, with a broad range of supporting members including academics, clinicians, researchers and policy makers Read more
  • Patients First works with other health care organisations to improve the collection, use and reporting of health information Read more
  • The Psychoactive Substances Expert Advisory Committee (PSEAC) was established in February 2014 under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 to provide expert advice to the Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority Read more
  • The Radiation Oncology Working Group provides advice on radiation oncology to the Ministry of Health cancer team and Cancer Programme Leadership Board. Read more
  • Telehealth is the use of information and communication technologies to deliver health care when patients and care providers are not in the same physical location Read more
  • The Well Child Tamariki Ora Review Advisory Rōpū was established to provide expert and objective advice, guidance and support to the Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) Review Read more
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